After 4 hours of stranded in one of the most intense non-moving traffic jam of the year (for me), I reached Johore (from Tuas checkpoint)yesterday. And as i looked out from my Hotel window today at 1pm, there is a long stretch of vehicles being stranded still…good luck.
Yesterday, check in at …
Puteri Pacific Hotel
Luckily the staff upgrade my room (FOC!)and I get whatever in the minibar FREE!! Dont mind about the alcoholic beverages, there weren’t any.
List of buffets in this Hotel thruout the year
Anyway what did I do today on Aidil Adha’s eve?
A wide variety international buffet breakfast @…
First time, i saw sardine in this breakfast buffet….
Chicken+tomato+mushroom egg omelette prepared by a chef for individual requests
Curry Mee’s gravy tasted like Mee rebus+indian curry…
Love the croissants! They were freshly made. The croissants oven was there and whenever there are ready, u can smell that wonderful freshly baked scent…
A little bit of sight seeing, streets are a bit isolated…
The rendang is the dry version but it was very, very good!The “lepat” (similar to ketupat/rice cakes but this is glutinuous rice with beans)is savoury .And when u combine both of them, MELETUP! Gastronomical!
I missed out on Din Larin’s popular drink (in Bangsar) previously so I saw some instant packet and grab to try at least tak kempunan hehhe! (But it needs 2 fresh quail eggs to be added , err ….need to find some.
Then we went to Giant hypermarket. Wanted to go to Tampoi (luckily I did not because i expect it to be very crowded) but my GPS showed us the nearest GIANT to Larkin bus interchange. I had never been to this branch before. Very quiet, less people…I like!
There is a money changer , hawker centre, fast foods like Marry brown and 1901 hotdogs…inside there are also DVD stalls, shops that sell muslimah clothes…
Saw some roasted chicken and bought one whole about RM17 (the most expensive i ever bought in Malaysia) but becos i cannot find any in the market except live ones and i fear the food stalls wont be opening today so Im buying early and storing them…ehehe!
Thruout the journey, I cannot find any lambs/sheeps or goats..or cows…”Baa baa black sheep, where are you?”
Then head back to hotel and watched one of my favourite tv show “Jalan-jalan cari makan” on TV3.Today episode is about SINGAPORE! The featured eatery (i watched halfway cos I just came back) so the tv host Ms Maria was featuring “BUMBU restaurant “@ Kandahar street (there were durian with glutinuous rice, rendang, tahu telor , baby squid..and lots more). And Ulu-ulu restaurant at Night Safari. I think the first restaurant featured was Garuda Restaurant (http://putri-berendam.blogspot.com/search/label/garuda).
Oh, u can watch tomorrow (monday) in Suria channel 8.30pm.
For more info on the show:
After that, I finish up my work and do some blogging. Meanwhile waiting for my photos to load, I was thinking (day dreaming actually) if I had the chance to host similar show( like the Spore & Malaysia Jalan2 cari makan hosts:Suzairie and Serina) , I would love to partner/work with Afdlin Shauki (from Malaysia). heheh! He makes me laugh….
Okay got to go, going to night food bazaar behind city square. I expect it to be close but its open as usual ……
I dont think I’ll be taking pics of the food I eat latere on but just in case u do not know which bazaar, Im talking about: